Democrats in the Community

Democrats in the Community
DTC Members Volunteer at For Goodness Sake in June 2018. From left to right: DTC Chair, Dean Kilbourne; DTC Vice Chair, RIppy Patton; WIlliam Veits; DTC Secretary, Kris Granatek; Richard Harlow; Sandy Stafford; Olivia Kilbourne; FGS Organizer, Kendra Morales; and, 31st District State Senate Candidate and DTC Member, Chris Wright.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bristol Dems Celebrate Incoming State Administration


Last night marked the beginning of new era of growth and success for our State. Our Mayor of Bristol, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, and several other community members attended a celebration honoring our Connecticut public servants, and welcomed the newly-elected administration taking office in the coming days.
L to R: AG-Elect William Tong, Nick Balletto, Lt. Governor-Elect S. Bysewicz, and Treasurer-Elect Shawn Wooden.

Susan Bysewicz and Mayor Ellen Zoppo.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mayor Zoppo on Face the State

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu appeared on WFSB's Face the State with Dennis House on Sunday, December 9, 2018 to discuss what local leaders want and need from the incoming Lamont administration. 
 
Left to Right: Steve Everett, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Nancy Johnson, Sandra Pierog, Dennis House.
 

Among the topics discussed, Ellen emphasized the importance of thoughtfully addressing the State budget, working to maintain jobs in CT and to bring in new jobs and new employers to our region, and recognizing that "something has to give" when it comes to the financial burdens imposed upon Bristol and other towns by Statewide unfunded regulatory mandates. 

She noted that Bristol has been regionalizing some of its services, which helps save money, and suggested that a State-wide push to regionalize municipal services would result in even greater savings.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sullenberger: Vote Democrat Tomorrow.

American Hero Weighs In: Vote Democrat Tomorrow
 
Capt. Sully Sullenberger, the pilot who landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan after both engines were disabled by a bird strike, told NBC News that “everyone, everywhere must vote” against Republicans to save our democracy from a president who is not willing or able to change.

Said Sullenberger, a lifelong Republican: “It is my duty… I could not let my silence or civility connote acquiescence.”

Watch the video online.


JFK - On Voting

JFK's message on the importance of voting
Is still just as true today.
 
Please vote tomorrow.
Voting is true patriotism.
Your vote = Your voice
Our Country needs to hear your voice.
 
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mayor Zoppo Urges Voters to Donate to Needy on Election Day

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu is hoping voters will help the less fortunate with donations on Election Day.
 
The Mayor is asking that people bring a canned good item to the polls on Nov. 6, or donate their pocket change, to the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol.
 
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Donations are completely optional and are not required to vote.
 
 
From the Bristol Press Article:
 
"St. Vincent DePaul does not have sufficient funding to operate its Winter Overflow Shelter from Dec. 1 through March 1, particularly on those nights that the governor announces that the Extreme Cold Weather Protocol is in effect. Last year, more than 1,800 households in central Connecticut called 2-1-1 seeking emergency shelter or housing support during this same time period....
 
[O]ver the summer the city also saw a reduction in the number of soup kitchens when the Christian Fellowship Center closed its kitchen on Prospect Street, increasing the demand at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran and Salvation Army soup kitchens, as well as at the Brian’s Angels and Agape House drop-in centers.
 
The mayor and the city council have been working with the various social service agencies since the summer to ensure that needs are met."
 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bristol Democrats Celebrate NAACP Youth Achievement Honorees and Thank Retired Firefighter Floyd at Annual Dinner

On October 27, 2018, Bristol Democrats joined the Bristol NAACP
in Honoring 13 Young Achievers and Celebrating the Career
and Success of Retired Local Firefighter, Dennis Floyd.

From left to right, back row: Councilor Greg Hahn, Sue Hahn, Laura Minor, BOE Member Karen Vibert, BOE Member Chris Wilson, Honoree Sienna Sampson, Former Councilor Mayra Sampson, Councilor Peter Kelley, Keith Lipscomb, Mayor Ellen Zoppo.  From left to right, front row: Laura Bartok, Sarah Sullivan, Rippy Patton, Amy Lipscomb, Honoree Jason Lipscomb, Tina Taylor.

Monday, October 29, 2018

DTC HQ Schedule Week of 10/29/18

It's time to get out the vote!
November 6 is Election Day!
 
Please come to HQ and join us for some fun and productive work in support of our slate of Democratic Candidates!
 
10/29/18: HQ Open 5-8 p.m.
10/30/18: HQ Open 1-8 p.m.
10/31/18: HQ Closed            
11/1/18: HQ Open 1-8 p.m.  
11/2/18: HQ Open 5-8 p.m.  
11/3/18: HQ Open 12-4 p.m.
 
We have lots to do, and there is a job for everyone!
 
Thank you for your support!!
 
Candidates for Lt. Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, and for Governor, Ned Lamont,
Accept the Democratic Party Endorsement at the State Convention in May 2018.
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Friends and Family Night at DTC HQ 10/24/18! Drinks, Dinner and Democracy!

Dinner is Served!
 
You do not want to miss our annual DTC Friends and Family Night, where we will get together and fill out postcards to support our candidates!
 
 
 
Candidates will be providing their favorite dishes, and rumor has it that Jack will be making his famous Bourbon Chili and amazing Sangria.
 
Family Friendly!
 
The fun starts at 6:00 pm, so come on by and enjoy some food, drink and good times with our neighbors and friends! See you all then!

The Matthews Family always helps out at HQ!  There are jobs
for even the little ones to do!
This motley crew will be at HQ!
 

 

Get out the vote, BRISTOL! DTC HQ Election Coundown 2018 - Expanded Hours

It's time to get out the vote! 

November 6, 2018 is election day! 


Democratic Town Committee Headquarters, located at 451 North Main Street, Bristol, CT (the old "Chalkboard" store) is now open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6 PM for writing postcards, and performing other tasks to help the candidates.  Come on down and join us!

Ladies Night, GOTV, at DTC Headquarters in October 2017.

Come on down DTC HQ, and write some postcards,
or do some data entry, for our awesome slate of Democratic Candidates!
 
 

Congressman Larson Stops By the Farmer's Market for Produce

Congressman John B. Larson (pictured above, left) stopped by the Bristol
Farmers Market on Saturday, October 20, 2018, to talk to voters. 
While he was there, he visited one of our awesome local vendors to pick up
some fresh peppers to make his signature homemade sauce. 
 
Bon appetit, Congressman!  Come again!